As I write this review of the fourth book of the Donovan: Thief for Hire series, I reflect back on how Three Wrongs was one of the first books I reviewed for The Miramichi Reader. I liked it very much, due to Mr.… Continue reading
Here are a couple of mini-reviews of two recent fiction titles New Brunswick’s Goose Lane Editions, Marry Bang Kill by Andrew Battershill and Catch my Drift by Melanie Scott.
Marry Bang Kill by Andrew Battershill
The title of this book comes from a popular question: when presented with three things (typically celebrities) who would you: (need I say more?).… Continue reading
Note: this review is based on an Advance Reading Copy supplied by the author in return for a fair review. Rotten Peaches will be available in the Fall of 2018 from Innana Publishing.
The year is 1917. Less than two decades into the new century and already the Great War is occurring in the muddy fields of France. Soon there will be the Spanish Influenza which will kill many more millions.… Continue reading
In Joseph Conrad’s autobiographical short story Youth, we are introduced to Marlowe, who upon initially sighting the ship he is to join in his first commision wistfully states:
“There was a touch of romance in it, something that made me love the old thing – something that appealed to my youth!”
Similarly, when Arrow’s Flight protagonist Jared Kane sights the wooden ketch Arrow for the first time:
“She was laying into the sunset and seemed to float in a coppery sea of light, her tall amber masts suspended above her.… Continue reading
Wall of War is New Brunswick author Allan Hudson’s follow-up to Dark Side of a Promise and is the second book in the Drake Alexander Series. I read Dark Side of a Promise, a copy of which was kindly provided by Mr.… Continue reading
Three deaths: one, a popular Chinese businessman, the second his adopted son, and the third a rookie RCMP constable in a popular cafe and store in the unassuming town of Botwood Newfoundland. If that doesn’t have the makings of a good mystery-thriller, then I don’t know what does.… Continue reading